Father's Day is coming up. Are you looking for the perfect gift for your dad? Do you want to forego the latest gadgets and give him something he'll actually use and love for years to come?
Don't worry, it's really not as hard as it sounds. Believe it or not, there are plenty of things you could give your dad beyond iPads, universal remotes, and the latest, thinnest, laptops.
Plus, even if you're not going to be giving your dad a tech gift this year, it doesn't mean you can't use technology to find some great ideas (it'll be our secret).
But just in case you're at a loss, we've done the hard work of putting together a gift list for you. Here are five traditional, non-tech gifts for your dad.
1. A Shaving Kit
A man always appreciates a good shave. Furthermore, if your dad loves to shave the old school way, you can even find some awesome classic shaving kits that he'll surely use and appreciate.
Of course, you should be forewarned; if you're going to shell out the cash for a high-quality classic shaving kit, it's not like going out and buying a few replacement cartridges for your five-blade wonder at the local drugstore. You're going to have to spend a little more on hand-crafted, custom razors and foreign shaving creams. Just keep that in mind.
2. A Humidor
If you know that your dad really takes to the cigars, he'll love receiving a nice humidor from you, whether it's a desktop, travel unit, or otherwise. Here's a tip: you might even furnish it with some nice hand rolled cigars if you'd like to add a little bonus surprise. That's up to you.
Perhaps you can even spend a little bit of time with your dad and enjoy a cigar with him.
3. A Hammock
Who doesn't like lounging around in the great outdoors, especially during the beautiful summer months? These days, hammocks don't necessarily have to be tied between two perfectly-spaced trees (you can get them with steel stands), and they can handle quite a bit of weight too.
Of course, the hammock could end up becoming one of the big man's favorite places to smoke a cigar too.
4. A New Grill
We all enjoy a little bit of grilled meat, especially during barbecue season. Why not let the old man host a few get-togethers of his own, and replace that old grill with something a little newer and nicer?
Maybe this will also ensure that charcoal burgers aren't on the menu next time around.
5. A Leather Wallet
Well, they say leather just gets better with age, but wallets are always subjected to a lot of wear and tear, and usually need to be replaced from time to time.
If you've seen your dad pull out an old, overly inflated, tattered and ripped wallet, you might need to help him streamline a little. He might have some attachments to that old thing, so you may not want to come between him and his keepsake, but if you know for a fact he's just too lazy to get something new, you can help him out a little this upcoming Father's Day by gifting him a new place to store his cards, bills and coins.
Getting a Father's Day gift doesn't need to be complicated, and it certainly doesn't need to be something you know your non-techie dad is going to spend the next year trying to figure out.
A traditional, non-tech gift will be appreciated just as much, especially if you know it's something your dad wants or needs.